♦Singing & Adventure Retreats♦
Upcoming Retreats in 2018…
Join us at the cozy and quaint Pure Awareness Yoga Retreat Center just 20 minutes west of Pigeon Lake, and just a short 5 minute drive from the pristine Twin Lakes. Enjoy the magic of pristine nature, stunning views, and 4 km of groomed walking trails through the Enchanted Forest right on the property!
The Embodiment – Your Authentic Voice is your body’s voice, to know your truth is to tune into your whole body.
The Simplicity of Singing – Let your voice and the music do the work. Pausing to reflect and to feel in listening silence.
The Music – We will sing and embody Songs that celebrate life and love. **You will be sent files of a few songs to learn before you get to the retreat. The songs are the magic pills that help you to connect to your body and do the work of dropping you in.
The Voice – The simple allowing of singing will also be balanced with understanding how the voice works with practical technical information.
The Joy – You will experience a bubbling up of a joy inside of you that is yearning to surface and be experienced. On the weekend Anna will assist each participant to connect to this joy and authenticity.
The Schedule –
Friday – 4:00 – 5:30 pm Check-in / 6:00 pm Welcome and Opening / 6:30 pm Dinner / 7:30 – 9:00 pm Embodiment Session
Saturday – 8:00 am Breakfast / 9:00 am – 12:00pm Voice Embodiment Session / Lunch / FREE TIME / 3:00 – 5:30 pm VE Session / 6:00 pm Dinner / “Sharing Your Voice” Evening 7:30pm
Sunday – 8:00 am Breakfast / 9:00 am – 12:00pm VE Session / Lunch / 1:00 – 2:30 pm VE Session (Closing) / 3:00 pm Check out
The Cabins & Tipi’s –
Glamping-style cabin life is cozy, comfortable, adorable and simply perfect.
All cabins are surrounded by statuesque spruce and pine trees that whisper softly in the wind among sweet singing birds. Bright sunny views create a light and airy ambience, whether you are watching the sunrise while cozy under your covers, laying in bed gazing at the sky and tree tops above, or falling asleep bathed in moonlight.
Experience the magic of nature – right from the comfort of your bed.
Each cabin can accommodate 3-4 people, and upon registration we will pair you with your friend(s), or with other like-minded, beautiful souls to share the cabin and experience with.
Read more about the cabins (with photos,) here!
If you’re keen for an even deeper connection with nature with beautiful fresh air and a cozy campfire nearby you’ll LOVE the Tipi House!
Experience the great outdoors in style with comfy memory foam mattresses, thick cozy quilts, propane heated fire pit and with the delicious aroma of cedar wood accent flooring steeping in the air.
Both cabin and tipi options includes access to the indoor shower and toilets, as well as deluxe cedar outdoor showers to shower under the sun or stars, and luxury outhouses that boast a bright sky-light roof, padded seat, ample room, artwork on the walls, solar twinkle lights to guide you at night, and eco-friendly compost practices keep it smelling fresh year around!
The gorgeous indoor yoga studio features soft cork flooring, natural lighting, plenty of cushions, blocks and mats to prop your practice, and a simple, natural and peaceful ambience – the perfect space to go within.
The Food – Enjoy nutritious and delicious vegan meals catered by Eco Cafe!
The Sound of Being has been held in Maui, Mexico, Sunshine Coast of BC and various places in Alberta.
♥The Sound of Being♥
Imagine looking out at the pristine blue ocean and hearing the waves gently rolling in and out on the beach. You have just spent the day singing and connecting to your body in a way that you never experienced before. It feels like you have had a massage, you feel alive, tingling and it feels deeply sensuous to Be in your body.
You remember it was the Sound of your own voice that did this! You remember hearing the sound of your voice like you have never heard it before, you sounded beautiful and more than you somehow, your voice sounded like it was connected to everything around you. Like it was ♥The Sound of Being…♥
Expect the unexpected…
♥The Sound of Being♥ is more than you even imagined, as well as meditation, singing and gentle movement it is also an adventure into the unknown. As you and those around you begin to connect more deeply to your Being, the magic really starts to happen. As well as the planned adventures of horse back riding, or swimming with the dolphins or diving to the bottom of the ocean in a submarine, the real adventures are now happening within you and around you in very unexpected ways that all of you know could never be planned!
♥The Sound of Being♥
Mind – Meditation & Stillness to bring calm and stillness back to the body.
Body – Gentle movements to develop subtle body awareness to your body and to help release stress. Experience the sound of your voice vibrating inside of your body and feel alive!
Spirit – Connecting together singing songs that help you to drop into your sacred body and remind you of who you really are once more.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strong pull of what you really are.” Rumi
Energy – ‘Everything is Energy‘ and indeed we are made up of this vital energy from tip to toe. As you move through the ♥Sound of Being♥ retreat you will begin to gain deep understanding of a 2000 year old energy system called the Chakra system. This age old system is at the heart of yoga (to yoke or make whole) and to know this system is to have access to vital information that you will carry with you your whole life.
Anna Beaumont has been studying the Chakra system for over twenty years and is an expert at helping others to discover this inner vitality for themselves. A Health Professional in Integrative Body Psychotherapy and voice teacher Anna combines the worlds of the voice, the Chakra energy system, psychology and spirituality.
Testimonials from the recent Wilderness Retreat in July 2016:
“This opportunity is a fabulous experience which I most highly recommend. Anna Beaumont, with her gentle, intuitive, guiding wisdom will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. The Sound of Being Retreat is a place to BE … to be heard, to be loved, to be accepted. It’s wonderful!” LINDA
“Your spot on intuition that is like a wash of clean energy through the entire room, yes like the bells you ring to penetrate into the heart of what is most needed in any moment. It is equally beautiful and freeing to witness and to experience. The manner in which you inform us by experience and example that everything in life and spirit is coming through the voice and the vast amount of help that that is in my life.” RAE
at the philia centre in costa rica
April 15 – 22, 2017
Our week long retreats are hosted from Saturday to Saturday. All of our retreats follow a similar agenda:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by Philia. We are an all inclusive spiritual retreat center. All meals are optionally vegetarian or vegan.
Saturday: Check in and welcome to our center, visit of the property, our vision and review of the week program
Sunday: Workshop day 1
Monday: Activity day (ex. hiking in the rainforest)
Tuesday: Connection process in the morning and Completion process in the afternoon between attendees, volunteers and facilitators
Wednesday: Workshop day 2
Thursday: Workshop day 3
Friday: Leisurely day at the Playa Blanca. Relaxation and more connection
Saturday: Check out
A program designed to help you connect to your mind, body and spirit through the experience of singing, meditation, movement and mantra. “Your voice is a reflection of your connection.” “Like one pure drop of water, one drop of a note into your Being can open you to who you really are.”
The weekend in the gorgeous wine country of Naramata will be spent imersed in sound. The sound of your whole being. Listening deeply as well as bringing your own voice to the land.
Sound and singing is one of the most grounded practices that we can do. I like to say “The sound that grounds is the ground that sounds.” The ground is our roots, our earth, our connectedness, our right to be here and to be alive.
The weekend will be spent in a meditation of music, mantra and connecting deeply to the moment, here and now.
“In this moment right now this love comes to rest in me.”
We will meet whatever is in the way of your voice, and welcome it in to get the most benefit of your experience of the sound of your voice joining with the sound of being in Naramata. “This being human is a Guest House every morning a new arrival.”
There will be use of gentle movement practices to assist the flow of energy, along with voice practices connecting you deeply into your body with simple sounds and tones.
This workshop is $275 + $10 for music.
This is only the cost of the workshop, please contact Naramata Centre here for accomodations.
A Note about meals…
We will go to at least one winery for dinner on the Saturday evening. Please bring your own breakfast food and snacks.
More food information to come. Some or most of the rooms have a small functional kitchen.